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Ceratophyllum submersum

Soft hornwort

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Features

  • Growth HabitWater plant
  • Leaf ColourPale green

Description

Ceratophyllum submersum (Soft hornwort). This species is an aquatic perennial. The leaves are pale green linear and whorled.

Characteristics

Perennial, Aquatic

Other common names

Hornwort

Origin

N Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in water about 65-95cm deep with full sun.

Propagation

You should detach pieces of stem and float them in the water.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Algae

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